The Sartorialist: SERIOUSLY?

Posted at 4:31 PM Aug 31, 2009

By Andrea Grimes

I almost can't process everything that's wrong with The Fucking Sartorialist taking This Fucking Picture of a homeless man.


He writes:

"Usually people in this man's position have given up hope. Maybe this gentleman has too, I don't know, but he hasn't given up his sense of self or his sense of expressing something about himself to the world. In my quick shot I had noticed his pale blue boots, what I hadn't noticed at first were the matching blue socks, blue trimmed gloves, and blue framed glasses. This shot isn't about fashion - but about someone who, while down on his luck, hasn't lost his need to communicate and express himself through style."

An approximate translation to English:

"I figure people in this guy's position have given up hope. I don't really know, because I'm a fucking fashion photographer and I don't talk to homeless people, I mean, really, they're less romantic if you actually listen to them--that is, if you can understand what the crazy fucks say most of the time, right?! Did I mention I saw this guy while I was being interviewed by British Vogue? I KNOW! I love the way he matched his blues. Hobo chic! I mean, I guess he meant to match his blues, because, like I said, I didn't bother to talk to the guy. I mean, he may look great, but I bet he smelled worse than CK1, you know what I mean? Actually, he might not even have been homeless--like I said, I didn't talk to the dude--but who wants to risk it, really? Besides, he probably doesn't really know all that much about how fashionable it is to mix patterns, anyway. But really, this shot isn't about fashion--it's about me being a patronizing, upper class dickmouth. See how I matched my faux liberal guilt with these loafers? Oh man, I hope we come across another skinny white girl in a funny hat soon! I definitely don't have enough pictures of those on my blog."

Don't read the comments if you have access to a weapon of any kind.


DJRM said:

There is no shortage of people in the world who are full of crap.

Lena said:

I feel nauseous now after reading those comments...Are these people serious?
And I can't believe the guy admits not having talked to the man he photographed.
"regarding our interaction, we didn`t speak but communicated through a short series of nods,shrugs, and pointing - basically Manspeak."
Because it's not necessary to ask him directly if he agrees on having his picture taken and posted on the internet, right?

BorgQueen said:

What the fuck. Did this fucking numbskull photographer even think for one teeny second about helping this guy out? Did the thought of "maybe I should give this guy some money so he can EAT today or help him find a nearby shelter with a clean bed" cross his tiny little mind? What a piece of shit. Rather than help out your fellow man you post a picture of him on your snooty little website and go jerk yourself off for being such a great artist.

People like him are what is wrong with the world.

BepныЙИзмeнниK said:

Да, было бы смешно, если б к сожалению не было так грустно ...

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